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Nova Scotia

March 4, 2010 - 4:00am •
On January 15, 2010, the Occupational Health and Safety Administrative Penalties Regulations (N.S. Reg. 291/2009) became law. The Regulations give the Department of Labour and Workforce Development’s Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) division the ability to issue penalties when violations of health and safety laws are found in workplaces.
March 1, 2010 - 4:00am •
Speculation about what will be in the March 4 federal budget is rampant in the media. Some reports would lead us to believe that the Harper Conservatives will leave the federal pension plans alone.So far, nothing PSAC has heard from Treasury Board President Stockwell Day would lead us to believe that we won’t have to continue to fight to protect the pension benefits our members in the federal public sector pay for.
February 22, 2010 - 4:00am •
The Atlantic Region is mobilizing around retirement security. We are organizing town hall meetings and plant gates, and taking advantage of every opportunity to collect signatures for our petition to Prime Minister Harper. Contact your regional office to arrange for a workplace information session. And visit http://www.psac.com/petition-pension/ to sign our on-line petition and get campaign information.
February 19, 2010 - 4:00am •
January 14, 2010 - 4:00am •
On December 6th, members of the local worked hard to create a float that would go in the Christmas parade in their community. The theme of the float was based around our "Think Public" campaign.  Four of the members on the float were elves making toys, and another four were Santa's helpers who wore t-shirts with the "Think Public" logo on the back.  The local distributed frisbees and bags of Think Public candy to the kids.  The float won third prize with the judges and was voted the viewer's choice float.
December 15, 2009 - 4:00am •
Over 150 PSAC members attended a luncheon in Sydney on December 10th to commemorate International Human Rights Day.
December 15, 2009 - 4:00am •
Members of the Halifax Human Rights Committee prepared more than 400 gift bags containing hats, mittens and socks to be donated to HRM's  homeless shelter for men and to several transition homes.  In addition, several hundred gift bags of toiletries will also be donated.
November 28, 2009 - 12:03am •
Over fifty members from the Atlantic Region attended the National Health, Safety & Environment Conference in Montreal on November 20 – 22, 2009.  The conference theme was “Regulate – Agitate – Enforce.”  Delegates participated in workshops on enforcement of legislation, effectiveness of joint committees, and the union’s role in dealing with the environment.  In addition, 18 resolutions were debated.
October 21, 2009 - 4:44pm •
The Halifax Human Rights Committee was joined by Santa’s Little Helpers to support the campaign, Operation Christmas Child.”
April 17, 2009 - 11:09am •
The position of Federal Labour Affairs Officer (Health and Safety Workplace Inspector) in Eastern Nova Scotia (Pictou, Guysborough and Antigonish) is being eliminated.• There are over 400 worksites in Eastern Nova Scotia.• Nova Scotia has three times the disabling injuries as Newfoundland; twice as many as New Brunswick; and 20 times as many as Prince Edward Island; yet one of the three positions (the other two are located in Halifax) is being eliminated.

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Nova Scotia Contact

Halifax Regional Office
8:30am - 4:30pm
Park West Centre
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301
Halifax, NS B3M 3Y7
Telephone: (902) 443-3541
Toll Free: 1 800 839-6661
Fax: (902) 443-8291

Debbie McLaughlin
A/Regional Coordinator
mclaugd@psac-afpc.com 
902.499.0484

Alex (Vital) Stuit
Regional Representative
stuita@psac-afpc.com

Janice Grant
Regional Representative
grantj@psac-afpc.com

Mark Rogers
Regional Representative
rogersm@psac-afpc.com

Nancy MacLean
Representative/Health & Safety
maclean@psac-afpc.com

Dave Shaw
Organizer — Atlantic
shawd@psac-afpc.com

Doug Hill
Grievance & Adjudication Officer
hilldoug@psac-afpc.com

Larry Gagnon
Negotiator — Atlantic
gagnonl@psac-afpc.com

Mary MacNeil
A/Atlantic Regional Education Officer
macneim@psac-afpc.com

Susan Payne
Administrative Assistant
paynes@psac-afpc.com

Rowena Baker
Secretary
bakerr@psac-afpc.com

Jacqueline Robichaud
Secretary
robichj@psac-afpc.com